My Art Journey
None of the art institutes in Malaysia had the faculty of Chinese ink painting in the 80’s. In 1991, because of my great interest in Chinese ink painting, I persuaded my art college principal to set up the Chinese ink… Continue reading
Thank God my hard work had afforded me splendid result in the final year examination of the art college. I was lucky that my capability gained the attention of Puan Marzuki, acting Curator of the National Art Gallery of Malaysia… Continue reading
From then on, I became more and more popular in the field of art. (Photo :In 1993,the national broadcast station invited me to conduct art demonstrations for it’s programmes.)
I felt thankful for gaining recognition in my field and… Continue reading
In 1993, to thank my art college for nurturing me, I had made up my mind to hold my 2nd solo and half of the proceeds of… Continue reading
After serving as the Principal of the National Art Gallery’s Creative Centre for two years, I set up my own art centre, James Phua Art Centre in 1994.
Gradually,my artworks had gained the attentions and interests of international corporates. Some of my artworks such as the dog and the… Continue reading
James Phua Art Centre had become more and more popular among the art enthusiasts. In fact, the art centre had actually attracted hundreds of students including foreigners from different countries such as USA, UK, Australia, France, Germany etc.
The art… Continue reading
In 1994, I was invited by Tunku Laila of royal family, manager of the Sogo Corporation, to run its cultural centre in Kuala Lumpur.
In 1995, my 3rd solo art exhibition was held in the Crystal Crown Hotel with great success and good reviews. The art exhibition had been… Continue reading